Charlie Chan Collection Vol. 3 in August
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Charlie Chan Collection Volume 3 on 14th August 2007 priced at $39.98 SRP. A staple of 30s and 40s Hollywood, Charlie Chan’s profound wit and lighthearted counsel in the face of the criminal element has made him a cinematic icon, transcending generations and stereotypes to become one of film’s most beloved crime-solvers. Four of Charlie Chan’s most-ingenious cases make their DVD debut in this third volume starring the original Warner Oland as the sage detective – including Charlie Chan’s Secret, Charlie Chan On Broadway, Charlie Chan At Monte Carlo and The Black Camel - which also stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula). Along with various other extras, the collection also includes the 1929 film Behind That Curtain – Charlie Chan’s premiere appearance in a sound film.
The films are all presented in the original Full Screen format with English Mono sound and optional Spanish and French subtitles. Bonus features are detailed per film below…
Charlie Chan At Monte Carlo includes a Chan Is Missing: The Last Days Of Warner Oland featurette, as well as a restoration comparison, original theatrical trailers, still gallery and “Warner Oland is Charlie Chan” poster gallery.
Side two features the 1929 film Behind That Curtain featuring the earliest surviving onscreen appearance of the Charlie Chan character.
Charlie Chan On Broadway includes featurettes The World Of Charlie Chan and Chanograms: The Aphorisms Of Charlie Chan, as well as a restoration comparison, original theatrical trailer and still gallery.
Charlie Chan’s Secret includes a commentary by film critic Ken Hanke, featurettes Charlie Chan and The Rise of The Modern Detective and Dr. Henry Lee: The Modern Day Charlie Chan, as well as a restoration comparison, the original theatrical trailer and still gallery.
The Black Camel includes commentary by film critic Ken Hanke, as well as a restoration comparison, the original theatrical trailers and still gallery.
Side two includes Charlie Chan’s Chance: A Recreation, a dramatized recreation of the lost film, Charlie Chan’s Chance with an optional introduction by film historian John Cork.